Papoutsakia

Little Shoes

(Adapted from a recipe in Greek Cookery by Despina Amarantides & Grace Granberg of Anatolia College in Thessaloniki; contributed by Wesley & Patricia L. Combs.)

Ingredients Directions
  • 3 eggplants
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • ¼ cup minced onion
  • 1 8-ounce can tomato sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1¼ cups milk
  • 1 cup coarsely-grated cheese
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • pinch of nutmeg

Cut the eggplants in half lengthwise, remove centers, parboil for 5 minutes, and arrange in a baking dish. Long, slender eggplants may be more attractive and closer to the little shoes appearance.

For the filling, brown the ground lamb and onions in the olive oil. Then add the tomato sauce, the teaspoon of salt, and pepper and simmer for 10 minutes. Stuff the eggplant halves with the mixture.

Make the sauce by combining the butter and flour, adding the milk and stir until thick, then stirring in the grated cheese and ¼ teaspoon of salt. Add nutmeg.

Pour the sauce over the stuffed eggplants and bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

Serves: 6

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© 1998 Ronald Florence
Last modified: 31-Oct-2001 17:56:10 EST